Conservative Campaign Headquarters


Political Adviser


Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) is seeking to recruit a Political Adviser reporting to the Director of Policy and Research, working within the Conservative Research Department.


The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Researching political stories for print and broadcast media.
  • Producing political briefing.
  • Analysing political activity and producing relevant material in response.
  • Liaising with and supporting other Political Advisers and Special Advisers.
  • Production of material for field campaigning and election activity.
  • Providing general political output and one-off new media projects.

Candidates are required to have:

  • Excellent political judgement and an instinct for political stories.
  • The ability to work independently to produce material of a political nature.
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills.
  • Highly developed written and spoken communication skills.
  • A good understanding of print and broadcast media.
  • A commitment to the Conservative Party.
  • A very good degree or equivalent.
  • Experience of news generation, whether in public relations, Parliament or the media, would be an advantage.

A competitive salary is available for the successful candidates dependent on skills and capabilities.

If you have the skills required to succeed in these roles, please click here to download our application form. Please submit this to or send to Fiona Allmett, CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP, by midday on Monday 18 February 2013.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and appoint on merit.

Please note that, due to the large amount of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. If you have not heard from us by Monday 4 March 2013 please assume that, regrettably, your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Closing date:

18 February 2013

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Conservative Party is an equal opportunities employer and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation of members of staff or job applicants on the grounds of age, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The Party will take all reasonable measures to ensure that applications are attracted from both sexes and all races and from people with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation and will ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged because of disability.